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Mike ODonnell 08-30-2008 07:45 AM

Weighted Vests
For those that have or do use them, which brand is the best overall one for comfort and use?

R. Alan Hester 08-30-2008 01:19 PM

I have a short vest with narrow shoulders from weightvest.com. It is great. Things I do with it:

box jumps
sledge swings
wheelbarrow pushes

and then all bw legs stuff.

The narrow shoulders are key, methinks. To be fair, I've not doen mush with the x-vest, so i cannot speak to if it is better.


Steven Low 08-30-2008 01:36 PM

If you can get one from a store somewhere. If you order online... shipping is HUGE cause you have to pay for them to ship the weight.

Dave Van Skike 08-30-2008 01:37 PM

I have this one...


it's comfortable for stuff like walking pullups etc. not so much if you want to wear it during a dynamic crassfit type workout.


Frank Needham 08-30-2008 02:43 PM

So do the ones you can get at Walmart suck badly or what? Seen them there but never really looked closely.

James Hall 08-30-2008 05:43 PM

I have 2 from WalMart, 1 for me, 1 for the wife. I dropped mine and chipped the buckle. Fixed it with a zip tie and it holds up well. Much cheaper than the Xvest, but is limited at 20# max weight.

Patrick Donnelly 08-30-2008 08:02 PM

I like my MiR Short and Pro vests.

Send me a message letting me know what you're looking for, and I can make you a recommendation and get you a 10-15% discount on one of them. It's enough to at least cover the shipping charges.

Neill Smith 08-30-2008 08:03 PM

I've never used it but a friend swears by the SmartVest. It's fitted, and he wears it for full CF workouts including running portions.

Jay Cohen 08-30-2008 08:29 PM


Originally Posted by Mike ODonnell (Post 37952)
For those that have or do use them, which brand is the best overall one for comfort and use?


Bunch of threads on the CF board, do an Advanced Search, limit to Equipment section.

Post your choice as I'm either going to buy a sled or vest....

Allen Yeh 08-30-2008 08:58 PM

I like the V-max weight vest but I've only used this brand so I can't offer a comparison.


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